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Thank You 2007 December 31, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Conversations, Social Media.
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foggy wood, originally uploaded by LynchburgVirginia.

Thank you! You made my 2007 awesome. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2008 together.

My gifts of 2007: CK. Luc. Drew. Gavin. Valeria. Christine. Troy. Lewis. Toby. Lori. Rob. Matt. Connie. Sean. Ryan. Steve W. Steve R. Mack. Bob. Greg. Mark G. Neil. Cam. Mark B. Mario. And all the other authors of ‘The Age of Conversation‘.

My gifts for 2008: Everyone going to Blogger Social 2008.

My world: Linu & her folks.

At work: Sudha. Mukund. Murali.

Life: Shibu. Anne. Aviva. Mary. Dina. PP & Family. Subash. Shweta. Ramesh. Anita. Sharad. Shanty. Hameed. Shafeeq. Richa.

New Pals: Swithun. Preethi. Lidwina. Suffian. Dona. Carolina.

Special Ones: Bosky. Prem. Tariq. Pratibha Umashankar. Sangeetha Sridhar. Jayaraj Uncle & Family. Philip Uncle. Viv. BMS Bisht. Selvin. Susan Z. Russell. Ummer. Rajesh Burman. Tangerine Toad. Ryan Karpeles. Susan Reynolds. Rebecca Thorman. Hyundai Aerospace. UMS. Facebook. Indian Railways. WAP4. Everyone in the WDM2 family. Kollam. Old Monk Rum. Mojitos. Ashtamudi Lake. Star Cinema. Shantaram. FreeRice.

Greatest Moments: Footplate ride on the amazing WAP4. Month-long backpacking trip in India. Rail-fanning at Igatpuri. The awesome Konkan Railway Journey. Trip to Thailand and Malaysia. Co-author in ‘The Age of Conversation’. All those metals in Oman Web Awards. Secret Angels at UMS. Guest post on Conversation Agent. The Social Media Challenges. The Night of the AdEaters. Harry Potter. Turning 24.

Thankful for: All the blessings from the past. All the blessings for the future.

Happy New Year! Party on…


The World’s Most Outstanding Blogs-2007 December 14, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Blogroll, Conversations, Digital, Social Media.
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It’s great to be back after a blogging hiatus.

Despite being swamped by work, I managed to keep track of some of my favourite blogs and keep in touch with some dear blogger pals. But, voila I’m back.

Troy Worman has come up with an amazing treat this season – the Outstanding Blogs Meme that seeks to recognize some of the coolest blogs and bloggers on this planet. Thank you Troy for including me in the fold. It feels great to be back ‘home’.

With the F1 Petronas Malaysian GP trophy

That’s me holding the Formula-1 Petronas Malaysian GP Trophy, but let’s just assume that’s the O! Blog Trophy for time being.

Check out Troy’s complete post HERE.

Outstanding Blogs

Here are some of my favourite Outstanding Blogs. (A work in constant ‘beta’ progression)

Outstanding Blogs-1: Creators of ‘The Age of Conversation

All these bloggers are co-authors of ‘The Age of Conversation‘. What is amazing about this community is that despite being marketing / communications pros in different parts of the world, they are connected by a common passion for social media, a flair for conversation and a desire to make a difference. Some of them are gearing up for a meet-up in April 2008 at New York. Watch out for the Blogger Social’08.

Gavin Heaton Drew McLellan CK Valeria Maltoni Emily Reed Katie Chatfield Greg Verdino Mack Collier Lewis Green Sacrum Ann Handley Mike Sansone Paul McEnany Roger von Oech Anna Farmery David Armano Bob Glaza Mark Goren Scott Monty Richard Huntington Cam Beck David Reich Luc Debaisieux Sean Howard Tim Jackson Patrick Schaber Roberta Rosenberg Uwe Hook Tony D. Clark Todd Andrlik Toby Bloomberg Steve Woodruff Steve Bannister Steve Roesler Stanley Johnson Spike Jones Nathan Snell Simon Payn Ryan Rasmussen Ron Shevlin Roger Anderson Robert Hruzek Rishi Desai Phil Gerbyshak Peter Corbett Pete Deutschman Nick Rice Nick Wright Michael Morton Mark Earls Mark Blair Mario Vellandi Lori Magno Kristin Gorski Kris Hoet G. Kofi Annan Kimberly Dawn Wells Karl Long Julie Fleischer Jordan Behan John La Grou Joe Raasch Jim Kukral Jessica Hagy Janet Green Jamey Shiel Dr. Graham Hill Gia Facchini Geert Desager Gaurav Mishra Gary Schoeniger Gareth Kay Faris Yakob Emily Clasper Ed Cotton Dustin Jacobsen Tom Clifford David Polinchock David Koopmans David Brazeal David Berkowitz Carolyn Manning Craig Wilson Cord Silverstein Connie Reece Colin McKay Chris Newlan Chris Corrigan Cedric Giorgi Brian Reich Becky Carroll Arun Rajagopal Andy Nulman Amy Jussel AJ James Kim Klaver Sandy Renshaw Susan Bird Ryan Barrett Troy Worman CB Whittemore S. Neil Vineberg Matt Dickman

Outstanding Blogs-2

More Outstanding Blogs via C.B. Whittemore’s Blog. I look forward to exploring a few of these blogs in the days to come. Most of these blogs are very new to me… so it would be great if you also write a line describing your blog, if you are leaving a comment on this post. Might attract new readers to your blog!

100 Bloggers, 37 Days, 3i, 43 Folders, A Clear Eye, A Daily Dose of Architecture, The Agonist, All Things Workplace, All This Chittah Chattah, Angela Maiers, Antonella Pavese, Arizona High Tech, A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye, Badger Blogger, Bailey WorkPlay, Being Peter Kim, Brett Trout, Best of Mother Earth, Beyond Madison Avenue, Biz and Buzz, Bizhack, BizSolutions Plus, Blog Business World, Bloggers Showroom, Blogging for Business, Blogher, Blog Till You Drop!, Bob Sutton, Brain Based Business, Brains on Fire, Brand Autopsy, The Brand Builder Blog, Branding and Marketing, Branding Strategy, Brand is Language, BrandSizzle, Brandsoul, Bren Blog, Business Evolutionist, Business Management Life, Business Pundit, Business Services, Etc., Busy Mom, Buzz Canuck, Buzz Customer, Buzzoodle, Career Intensity, Carpe Factum, Casual Fridays, Change Your Thoughts, Chaos Scenario, Cheezhead, Chief Happiness Officer, Chris Brogan, Christine Kane, Church of the Customer, Circaspecting, CK’s Blog, Come Gather Round, Community Guy, Confident Writing, Conversation Agent, Converstations, Cooking for Engineers, Cool Hunting, Core77, Corporate Presenter, Crayon Writer, Creating a Better Life, Creating Passionate Users, Creative Think, CRM Mastery, Crossroads Dispatches, Cube Rules, Culture Kitchen, Customers Are Always, Customer Service Experience, Customer Service Reader, Customers Rock!, Custserv, Craig Harper, Daily Fix, Dawud Miracle, Dave Olson, David Airey, David Maister, David S Finch, Design Your Writing Life, Digital Common Sense, Director Tom, Diva Marketing, Do You Q, Duct Tape Marketing, Empowerment 4 Life, The Engaging Brand, Essential Keystrokes, Every Dot Connects, Experience Architect, Experience Curve, Experience Matters, Extreme Leadership, Eyes on Living, Feld Thoughts, Flooring the Customer, Fouroboros, FutureLab, Genuine Curiosity, Glass Half Full, The Good Life, Great Circle, Greg Verdino’s Marketing Blog, Hee-Haw Marketing, Hello, My Name is BLOG, Holly’s Corner, Homeless Family, The Idea Dude, I’d Rather be Blogging, Influential Marketing, Innovating to Win, Inspiring & Empowering Lives, Instigator Blog, Jaffe Juice, Jibber Jobber, Joyful Jubilant Learning, Joy of Six, Kent Blumberg, Kevin Eikenberry, Learned on Women, Life Beyond Code, Lip-sticking, Listics, The Lives and Times, Live Your Best Life, Live Your Inspiration , Living Light Bulbs, Logical Emotions, Logic + Emotion, Make It Great!, Making Life Work for You, Management Craft, Managing with Aloha, The M.A.P. Maker, The Marketing Excellence Blog, Marketing Headhunter, Marketing Hipster, The Marketing Minute, Marketing Nirvana, Marketing Roadmaps, Marketing Through the Clutter, Mary Schmidt, Masey, The Media Age, Micropersuasion, Middle Zone Musings, Miss604, Moment on Money, Monk at Work, Monkey Bites, Movie Marketing Madness, Motivation on the Run, My 2 Cents, My Beautiful Chaos, Naked Conversations, Neat & Simple Living, New Age 2020, New Charm School, Next Up, No Man’s Blog, The [Non] Billable Hour, Note to CMO, Office Politics, Optimist Lab, The Origin of Brands, Own Your Brand, Pardon My French, Passion Meets Purpose, Pause, Peerless Professionals, Perfectly Petersen, Personal Branding , The Podcast Network, The Power of Choice, Practical Leadership, Presentation Zen, Priscilla Palmer, Productivity Goal, Pro Hip-Hop, Prosperity for You, Purple Wren, QAQnA, Qlog, Reveries, Rex Blog , Ririan Project, Rohdesign, Rothacker Reviews, Scott H Young, Search Engine Guide, Servant of Chaos, Service Untitled, Seth’s Blog, Shards of Consciousness, Shotgun Marketing, Simplenomics, Simplicity, Slacker Manager, Slow Leadership, Socially Adept, Social Media Marketing Blog, Spare Change, Spirit in Gear, Spooky Action, Steve’s 2 Cents, Strategic Design, Strength-based Leadership, StickyFigure, Studentlinc, Success Begins Today, Success Creeations, Success From the Nest, Successful Blog, Success Jolt, Talk to Strangers, Tammy Lenski, Tell Ten Friends, That Girl from Marketing, Think Positive!, This Girl’s Weblog, Thoughts & Philosophies, Tom Peters, Trust Matters, Verve Coaching, Viral Garden, Waiter Bell, Wealth Building Guy, What’s Next, Writers Notes, You Already Know this Stuff, Zen Chill

More Outstanding Blogs are on its way!